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Government has deployed a task force of 400 security personnel to carry out an operation to put an end to all forms of illegal mining activities, popularly known as 'galamsey' in the country.

Panaji: Indian Bureau of Mines has recently unearthed fresh violations committed by mining companies and issued several showcause notices, even as the police's special investigation team (SIT) is i

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) was formed in March last year after President Robert Mugabe's government evicted all diamond mining firms in the Marange fields in the east of the c

Mining companies in Odisha that were operating without environmental clearances were ordered to pay 100 per cent penalty on the price of illegally extracted iron and manganese ores with effect from

Mineral exploitation, infrastructure development and changes in agricultural practices are severely threatening the survival of the black-necked crane that is endemic to the Tibetan Plateau in the

In a major setback to mining companies indulged in illegal extraction of iron and manganese ore in Odisha since 2001, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cracked the whip and directed them to pay a comp

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

The government has stepped up its fight against illegal mining activities as the Military prepares to deploy ten platoons to protect mining sites from the menace on Monday.

The country’s much awaited Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) report was launched this week with participants calls for Government to amend the 1981 Minerals and Mining Act.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister unveiled the State Environment Policy 2017 which has among its goals measures to tackle the impact of climate change.

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